Information and History of 1988 $5 Gold Coins
Value of 1988 Five Dollar Gold Coin
The 1988 $5 gold coin is pretty much just a precious metals product. All that means is that the value of the coin will be different based on the current value of gold. This coin weighs a tenth of an ounce. So you can divide the current price of gold by ten to get the precious metal value of this coin. Collectors refer to these as AGE or American Gold Eagles. The United States Mint issues these coins every year. The only change is just the year; the rest of the design remains unchanged. It doesn’t matter if the coin was released. 1988, 2006, or any other year – you will always see the same features.
The 1988 tenth ounce coin has text that shows: MCMLXXXVIII – Liberty – United States of America – E Pluribus Unum – In God We Trust – 1/10 OZ. Fine Gold ~ 5 Dollars – MB JW. The front or obverse of the coin pictures a female (Lady Liberty) holding a torch and branch. The back or reverse of the coin has a flying eagle.
1988-P $5 Gold American Eagle Proof: At the top right of this webpage you can see where there were 143,881 $5 proof gold coins struck by the U.S. Mint in 1988. Check to see if there is a small raised P under the year on your coin. Proofs have the P; regular issue coins do not. The two types of coins are the same otherwise.
Right now we are paying at least the full melt value for 1988 $5 AGE coins. Contact us to get an exact offer on your coin or entire collection.